We use Laban effort movement in our music classroom. Laban efforts include flow, weight, space and time. Understanding how our bodies move and organize energy helps us in every facet of music learning - from breathing to playing a steady beat.

Learn some of the ways we learn to move our bodies in music class!
Flow
Weight
Space
Time
Self-space
Shared-space
Start
Stop
Fast
Slow
Punch
Shake
Clap
Thump
Dab
Wring
Snap
Pound
Flick
Float
Walk
Skip
Gallop
Locomotor
Hop
Jump
Leap
Run
Slide
Carve
Open shape
Closed Shape
High space
Low space
Middle space
Levels
Bend
Twist
Swing
Non-locomotor
Straighten
Turn
Rock
Curl
Push
Rise
Stretch
Pull
Fall
Direction
In
Out
Around
Through
Up
Down
On
Off
In front
Behind
Near
Far
Between
Alongside
Over
Under
Sashay
Promenade

Watch how this dancer uses Laban efforts in his movement! Amazing control!

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Watch how this dancer uses flow, space, weight and time in his movement! WOW!

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Watch how this dancer approaches float, glide and slide. Can you flow like this?